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Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: The Huntington Avenue Streetcar

Artist:
Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, St. John’s, Newfoundland 1858–1924 New York)
Date:
1895–1897
Medium:
Watercolor over pencil
Dimensions:
14 1/8 x 11 3/16 in. (35.8 x 28.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.940
Not on view
This charming depiction of a woman stepping off a departing streetcar and running across the tracks is one of forty-four sheets, all in the Robert Lehman Collection, from Prendergast's "Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook." The drawings and watercolors of this now-dismantled sketchbook principally show the cheerful activities of elegantly attired women, who are seen riding bicycles, pushing prams, strolling with parasols, and resting on park benches.
Charles Prendergast, 1924; his widow, Eugénie Prendergast, 1948; acquired by Robert Lehman in 1961
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